The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Date: 
Fri, 01/02/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

It’s New Year’s Eve.
The year 2014 has come to an end.
The year 2015 is born.
The church gathers us together to celebrate our faith.
We are a people who believe:  God works in our world.
Our presence here expresses our desire, our hope
that God will work in our lives
throughout the coming new year—
that God will bless us…with good health, protection from harm,
satisfaction in our work, peace in our families.
 
Let us live the days and weeks ahead of us
knowing that God believes in us….
that we are capable of great good,
we are capable of heroic love and exceptional generosity.
 
I offer the following suggestions.
 
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For charm, when you enter a room don't say "Here I am!"  but say "There you are!"
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For a peaceful heart and a joyful spirit, say your prayers and go to church.
For eternal life, learn to die without perishing.
 
I believe…if we take these to heart, make them part of our life,
2015 will be a good year.
 
May God's blessings be for us
a source of peace, happiness and joy
throughout the new year.